Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

U.S. Military Academy West Point N.Y.

Dec. 15, 1854


The following named Cadets request permission to receive from their friends the articles set opposite their names respectively, viz.

CadetAshe—Gloves & Pocket handkerchiefs
    “Lee F.Underclothing &c.

Both requests are recommended for favorable consideration.

I have the honour to be Very respectfully Your obedt. Servt.Signed R. E. Lee Br. Col.
Supt. Mil. Acady.

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, p. 160. Addressed “Genl: Jos: G. Totten Chief Engineer Washington City D.C.”